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  1. Rep. Brian Mast wants feds to pay for massive algae problems they causedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    A Florida Republican wants to add massive algae blooms to the list of emergencies covered by the federal government after his state was denied emergency funds for a destructive bloom that covered 200 square miles last year. Rep. Brian Mast introduced the Federal Do No Harm Act last month to add harmful algae blooms in state waterways and coastal estuaries caused by water releases from Army Corps of Engineers-controlled dikes and dams to the list of disasters under the Stafford Act.

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  2. GOP lawmaker defends rule change: 'It's not an earmark'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., argued Wednesday that his plan to change House rules to let lawmakers pick and choose which Army Corps of Engineers projects take priority is not a plan to allow the return of earmarks, which let members direct money to pet projects in their districts. "It has nothing to do with money," Rooney told reporters as lawmakers went into a closed-door session to determine their rules for the 115th Congress and vote on each proposal by secret ballot.

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